Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé

Photo by Mitchell Feinberg
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  • Serves 6
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 384 calories
    • Fat 24 g
    • Sat Fat 12 g
    • Cholesterol 226 mg
    • Sodium 104 mg
    • Protein 11 g
    • Carbohydrate 39 g
    • Sugar 33 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 83 mg


  1. Check unsalted butter, at room temperature, for the baking dish
  2. Check 1/3cup granulated sugar, plus more for the baking dish
  3. Check 6ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  4. Check 1/3cup whole milk
  5. Check 4 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  6. Check 8 large egg whites, at room temperature
  7. Check confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
  8. Check Brandy Crème Anglaise or vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Heat oven to 375° F and set an oven rack in the lowest position. Generously butter a 6- to 7-cup soufflé dish and coat with granulated sugar, tapping out the excess.
  2. Heat the chocolate and milk in a large bowl set over (but not in) a saucepan of simmering water, stirring often, until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. One at a time, whisk in the egg yolks.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on medium-high until soft peaks form. Increase speed to high and gradually (1 tablespoon at a time) add the granulated sugar, beating until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  4. In 3 additions, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the prepared dish and bake until puffed and cracked but still slightly jiggly, 30 to 35 minutes (do not open oven before 30 minutes have elapsed). Dust with the confectioners’ sugar and serve immediately with the Brandy Crème Anglaise or vanilla ice cream.